Native Voters: Diverse Cultures, Unified Resilience
DEMOCRATS REVITALIZING TRIBAL RELATIONS
Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day
In October 2021, President Biden became the first president in American history to issue a proclamation declaring October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
The Biden-Harris administration reinstated the historic White House Tribal Nations Summit and restored the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
Financial Investments in Tribal Nations
President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which made the largest single federal financial investment in Native communities in the history of the United States with $32 billion devoted specifically to Tribal communities and Native people.
Protecting Tribal Lands
President Biden has taken executive action restoring protections to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, Arctic waters and the Bering Sea, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and prioritizing environmental justice.
Tribal Treaty Rights Database
The Departments of Agriculture and the Interior have contracted with Oklahoma State University (OSU) to develop a publicly available, searchable, and indexed database of all the Tribal treaties for federal employees and the general public to utilize.